1979 Scottish League Cup Final (December)
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1979 Scottish League Cup Final December

1979-80 Scottish League Cup Final
Event1979-80 Scottish League Cup
First match
Date8 December 1979
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow
RefereeBrian McGinlay (Balfron)
Attendance27,173
Replay
Date12 December 1979
VenueDens Park, Dundee
RefereeBrian McGinlay (Balfron)
Attendance28,933
1980

The 1979-80 Scottish League Cup Final was played on 8 December 1979 and replayed on 12 December 1979. It was the final of the 34th Scottish League Cup competition, and it was a New Firm derby contested by Dundee United and Aberdeen. The first match ended in a goalless draw, but Dundee United won the replay 3-0 thanks to goals by Willie Pettigrew (2) and Paul Sturrock.

United's victory earned them a place in the 1980-81 UEFA Cup competition.[1]

Match details

Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 27,173

Dundee United were delayed arriving at Hampden due to heavy traffic and flooding, and reached the stadium just 30 minutes before kick-off.[2] Although both teams created chances, it was the two sides' defences that dominated the match. United's manager Jim McLean felt his side had not played at their best, but that Aberdeen had, and that gave him confidence for the replay.[2]

Replay

Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 28,933

The replay in windy conditions at Dens Park saw a larger attendance than the original tie. This time Dundee United dominated the match to win 3-0 and secure their first ever major honour.[3]

References

  1. ^ Spence, Jim (12 July 2011). "Dundee United prepare to meet old foes, Slask Wroclaw". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ a b Poole, Mark (2020). Dundee United On This Day. Worthing: Pitch Publishing. p. 180. ISBN 9781785316180.
  3. ^ Poole, Mark (2020). Dundee United On This Day. Worthing: Pitch Publishing. p. 184. ISBN 9781785316180.

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